Le Littéraire dans le quotidien was developed by Joanna Gay Luks (Cornell University). It was funded and supported by the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (http://coerll.utexas.edu), the Center for European Studies (http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/european_studies), and the U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE Grant P116B070251). Le Littéraire dans le quotidien is an open textbook for use in French courses. As an open educational resource (OER), it gives users the rights to edit the content according to its open license agreement (Creative Commons). You may use these open materials as you wish--in whole or in part. The Literary in the Everyday represents a new pedagogical approach to reading and writing at the lower levels and is applicable to all languages. Teachers of foreign languages besides French can read about the approach in the Teacher's Guide.